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Once Again, MCC Named a Top School for Military Vets

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has once again awarded Middlesex County College the designation of a Top School in its 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities, measuring best practices in military and veteran education. The guide was released in the December issue of MAE, and is available online at www.mae-kmi.com.

The guide presents results of a questionnaire of the military-supportive policies enacted at more than 600 institutions including private, public, for-profit, not-for-profit, four-year, and two-year colleges. From community colleges to state universities, online universities and nationally known centers of higher learning, MAE’s 2015 Guide to Colleges & Universities arms students with information about institutions that go out of their way to give back to the men and women in uniform.

Three other New Jersey community colleges made the list, as well as six four-year schools.

Now in its eighth year of publishing the guide, MAE was the first publication to launch a reference tool of this type. This year, schools were evaluated on their military culture, financial aid, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services. Each school’s performance rating by category is represented by an easy-to-recognize dashboard. This will enable prospective students to quickly target schools that follow best practices in military education, and then put these in context with other academic or career considerations.

“We believe the guide serves as an invaluable tool for both education services officers and transition officers when advising service members about their educational opportunities,” said Kelly Fodel, MAE’s editor. “We used strict criteria to individually evaluate the submissions of respondents, and we had a record number of schools participating this year.”

This is the second time Military Advanced Education has cited Middlesex as a top school; MCC was also named to Victory Media’s list two years in a row, and it was recently named the fifth most veteran-friendly community college in the nation by Military Times.